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Hawaii's Annual Events & Festivals

The Festive Islands of Aloha

Dive deep into Hawaii’s local community and you’ll discover a culture alive with paniolo (cowboys), Chinese dragons, ethnic festivals, culinary events and an exotic collection of celebrations. Throughout the year, you’ll also encounter parades, street parties, food and craft fairs, concerts and family activities that honor every aspect of Hawaii’s diverse culture.


Annual Events

Many of Hawaii’s most memorable celebrations occur annually. Some, like the Honolulu Marathon(December) and the Hawaii International Film Festival (October), draw visitors and participants from around the globe. Others, like Oahu’s Prince Lot Hula Competition (July) or the Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October) on Kauai and the statewide King Kamehameha Celebration (June) are primarily local occasions. These events have a strong allure for visitors who want to get an authentic glimpse of Hawaii during their trip.


Food Festivals

Events that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu (October) and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June) on Maui are long-running culinary events, hosting world-class chefs, winemakers and master sommeliers for thousands of wine and food lovers. The Island of Hawaii’s Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (November) celebrates all things coffee and includes nearly 50 events over 10 days. Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival (October) highlights al things cacao and coffee industries of Kauai.

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Jul 21 2018
Kauai

NTBG Movie Night - "Lilo & Stitch”

Occurs on: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our Lilo & Stitch Movie Night!!! Doors open 6pm Movie starts shortly after sunset Recommended Donation: $5 keiki, $10 adults This will be a night of family fun with a variety of food trucks, movie snacks for sale and our featured movie, Lilo and Stitch, which [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ann Nicol
  • Contact Organization: Gilbert & Associates
Jul 23 2018
Flight School For Girls
Oahu

Flight School For Girls

Occurs between: Monday, July 23, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

A five-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th-8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. $330 per student ($290 for Museum Members) for the five-day program and includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo [...]

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  • Contact Name: Shauna Tonkin
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Jul 24 2018
Oahu

Happy 121st Birthday, Amelia Earhart!

Occurs on: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Happy 121st Birthday, Amelia Earhart! The Museum fronts Luke Field on Ford Island, where Earhart ground looped her Lockheed Electra on takeoff March 20, 1937, while attempting her Round-the-World-Flight. There will be free birthday celebration cake and punch at 11 am. Bring your family and friends [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anne Murata
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Jul 26 2018
Hawaiian Music Series free concerts at Baldwin Home in Lahaina
Maui

Hawaiian Music Series Concerts in Lahaina - July

Occurs on: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Summary

This year we're celebrating 10 years of free Hawaiian music concerts in Lahaina! Get ready to relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert on the last Thursday of each month. You will enjoy the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Theo Morrison
  • Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Jul 27 2018
Obon Dance & Festival - Waimea Higashi Hongwanji
Kauai

Obon Dance & Festival - Waimea Higashi Hongwanji

Occurs between: Friday, July 27, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Summary

The summer Obon season perpetuates the Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirit of those passed on celebrated with special services and festivals. The festival includes food booths, taiko drummers and other colorful sights and sounds, bon dances that have become a cultural touchstone for all in [...]

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  • Contact Name: Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission
  • Contact Organization: Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission
Jul 28 2018
Breakfast and a smile! Vets helping Vets on Maui.
Maui

VFW Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Occurs between: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7:00am - 10:00am
Summary

VFW FUNDRAISER Post #3850 All You Can Eat PANCAKE BREAKFAST Includes: Eggs, Sausage, Fruit, Juice & Coffee 1136 Uluniu Rd Kihei Hawaii Saturday – May 19th, July 28, Sep 29 and Nov 24, 2018 Hours: 7:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast Prices: $7.00 for Adults $5.00 for Children Under 10 All proceeds go [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ed Dille
  • Contact Organization: VFW Post 3850
Jul 28 2018
Jul 29 2018
Photo by Gayle Goodman
Oahu

Documentary Film: “Rafting to Bombay”

Occurs on: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Summary

Documentary Film: "Rafting to Bombay" (71minutes) Director: Erez Laufer, 2008. While filming his father, a holocaust refugee, revisiting his city of refuge in Mumbai, India, the director finds himself caught in the worst terrorist attack in the city. This event will be held in connection to the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center Arts Program
Jul 31 2018
Aviation Adventure
Oahu

Aviation Adventure

Occurs between: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Coed residential adventure camp for teens. Students, ages 13 – 15, (or graduates of the Museum's Flight School) will discover the ways aviation has transformed Hawaii and the Pacific region over the past century. Campers will work together to enhance teamwork, problem solving, and critical [...]

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  • Contact Name: Shauna Tonkin
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Aug 2 2018
Desiree Moana Cruz
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Voices

Occurs on: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Hula Voices presents an engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to Kumu Hula, long time Humana (student) and artisans whose live and breathe Hula. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center